Below, check out this week's best new music, including songs from TXT, Doja Cat and Ariana Grande, Justine Skye, Greyson Chance, and so many more.
TXT ft. pH-1, Woodie Gochild, and Seori, “OX1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You)”
Fourth-gen K-pop stars TXT united with rappers pH-1 and Woodie Gochild for a powerful remix of their latest album's lead single, “OX1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You).” Adding in acoustic guitars and rap verses, the pair offer their own interpretation of all-consuming romance. Together with TXT and Seori, they paint a picture of love that's full of crystal balls, Macaulay Culkin references, and bungee jumping. Even if you're sick of love songs, as pH-1 mentions, you can luxuriate in the fallout feelings (or, as TXT laments elsewhere on their album, you can be anti-romantic, burning up in a small flame).
Doja Cat ft. Ariana Grande, “I Don't Do Drugs”
Doja Cat's Planet Her album is finally here, and among many great collabs is Ariana Grande matchup “I Don't Do Drugs.” And speaking of ruminations on love, the pair have plenty: "Not quite like being trapped/More like a sickness that keeps me addicted bad," Doja Cat sings, while Ariana's ad-libs soar over the trap beat. A twinkling carnival-esque melody emphasizes both artists' playfulness, a delightful duet choice.
Rauw Alejandro, “Sexo Virtual”
Puerto Rican musician Rauw Alejandro told Teen Vogue this week that his dream is to become the “best Latin performer ever.” He continues his hot streak with sophomore album Vice Versa and new single “Sexo Virtual,” which uses some text noise samples to add flair to the ode to virtual horniness. In the video, Rauw creates an electro dreamscape complete with a ring of fire and programming code adorning the walls — hey, maybe internet intimacy is underrated after all.
Justine Skye, “In My Bag”
Justine Skye is simply stating the truth on her new song “In My Bag," from her Timbaland-produced album Space and Time. With an almost hyperpop take on hip-hop, “In My Bag” is a club anthem readymade for the dance floor. High-energy and confident, Justine is ready to embrace her bop power. “My story and my sound finally unite. I’ve never been as vulnerable or as candid as I am on this album," Justine said in a statement, per Complex. “I’m really laying it all out, having fun, talking shit, and being me.”
Terry Presume, “None of This Alone”
“You won't go through none of this alone," Terry Presume assures on his newest single. "I'll turn my heart into a home.” Combining his unique vocals with a variety of influences from folk to R&B to indie, Terry crafts a pretty, guitar-led ballad about exhaustion and knowing when to ask for help. His forthcoming EP What Box? — out July 29th — is certainly a record we're heavily anticipating.
Mimi Webb, “Dumb Love”
UK singer-songwriter Mimi Webb brings her recent single “Dumb Love” to a stripped-down performance stage this week. Her voice, textured and versatile, shines as she sings about young love, “the kind that cuts you up inside.” Inspired by Amy Winehouse and Sam Smith in her songwriting, Mimi clearly knows her way around a power pop ballad, and we're excited to see more from her.
Jazmine Sullivan, “Tragic”
Jazmine Sullivan's latest, the winking, blunt “Tragic,” holds a lover accountable for not putting in the work as far as sex is concerned. With an excellent use of the phrase “reclaiming my time,” Jazmine does just that — with clever asides that are all too real. “Who was lying when they told you you was all that?” she asks. “Just another good laugh in our group chat.”
Greyson Chance, “Clothes”
Singer-songwriter Greyson Chance just released his new 8-track album Trophies, and album closer “Clothes” is a melancholic treat. Across sparse electric guitar, he recounts the journey of a relationship from start to finish, and all the broken promises and fights along the way. “You, where you're supposed to be,” he muses at the end. “Me, caring endlessly.”
Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue